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SP Happenings #180 - 8 Years of Sorcerer's Place!

Discussion in 'Game/SP News & Comments' started by Taluntain, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    As many of you have undoubtedly noticed, it's been a few months since my last entry in the SP Happenings blog. Truth be told, I didn't expect to make another entry until I had something site development-wise to post, but then a little reminder has gone off and I've realized that today marks 8 years of Sorcerer's Place's existence. Reason enough to write a few words.

    To say that real life has consumed me would be a vast exaggeration, since I have never really left SP and have kept up its routine maintenance, as our message board regulars can attest. I have, however, found very little extra time to dedicate to the site and content updates, which are a rather integral part of healthy development activities on a site such as SP. I've slowly been getting back on track with this over the past few weeks (the transition to new message board software is now my priority), and once I'm done with my university responsibilities in a few weeks I should have enough free time on my hands to tackle the most pressing updates that SP urgently requires. In short, things should start getting more lively around here in the next few weeks.

    Happily, our message boards are still going strong with over 10,500 registered members, forming a community of gamers where many stick around even after their focus has shifted from the games covered on SP. I have several new features in store for all kinds of our visitors, so everyone can expect something new in the near future.

    Considering that it's also been a long time since my last call for screenshot submissions I am now in dire need of screenshots from ALL the games covered on SP. So if you're playing now, or have some good ones stored, don't hesitate to send them in - fame awaits! All of the submission instructions are available here.

    As a small token of my gratitude to the current site supporters (SPS Account Holders) who have helped me keep SP and our small network of hosted sites out of the red for the past year, I have extended the subscription period on all accounts for 8 additional weeks to celebrate SP's eighth anniversary. Additionally, anyone signing up for a new SPS Account (or an extension!) via a donation over the next 2 weeks (up to and including the 24th of June) will also receive a free 8-week extension added to their account. If you've been waiting for a good time to show your support and appreciation for SP (again), this is it! You can make your donation on this page. Thank you also to those of you supporting SP via other means - every bit of help is very much appreciated.

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  2. Tiamat Gems: 17/31
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    *uncorks the champagne* (we need an icon for that!) Many happy returns :)
     
  3. Kitrax

    Kitrax Pantaloons are supposed to go where!?!?

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    Happy B-Day to SP! :banana:

    Where's the cake Tal? :yum:

    Hopefully SP and the BoM will be around for at least another 8 years! :thumb: :rolling:
     
  4. DarkStrider

    DarkStrider I've seen the future and it has seen me Distinguished Member

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    Happy Bday SP :beer: :banana:

    Long may she reign and all who write in her !!
     
  5. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Fantastic. SP will be an unruly teenager before we know it. It's growing up so fast.
     
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    dude, Baldur's Gate is a 8 years old game already!
     
  7. Ziad

    Ziad I speak in rebuses Veteran

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    Happy birthday SP!

    I don't think I ever noticed SP and I were born on the same day... interesting.
     
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    ****, I've been around for six years already...


    Awesome.
     
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    @Tal & everyone:

    Oh wow...

    Keep the ball rolling :thumb:
     
  10. Ofelix

    Ofelix The world changes, we do not, what irony!

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    Amazing, That website is from the last milenium :shake:
     
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    So am I when you think about it. :D

    I'm proud to be a part of the SP community, and I will be here for the 10th year just as I was for the 8th.
     
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    Hooray hooray!
    This makes me feel a little bit old now...
     
  13. Ragusa

    Ragusa Eternal Halfling Paladin Veteran

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    /me uncorks his ol'bottle'o'screenshots

    And, of course, congrats!
    :beer: Now I have an excuse to open a bottle of beer, cheers Tal :beer:
     
  14. revmaf

    revmaf Older, not wiser, but a lot more fun

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    Congratulations and thank you, Tal.
     
  15. chevalier

    chevalier Knight of Everfull Chalice ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran

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    Happy birthday, SP. :D
     
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    Here's to 8 more years! :beer:
     
  17. Felinoid

    Felinoid Who did the what now? ★ SPS Account Holder

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    In honor of SP's eighth and inspired by some of the old chatroom regulars, three of us in the FAI got together and did this...
    Code:
    [18:12] <Felinoid> .
    [18:12] <Felinoid> .
    [18:12] <Felinoid> .
    [18:12] <Felinoid>    Arrr!Arrr!Arrr!Arrr!          Arrr!Arrr!               Arrr!
    [18:12] <Tiamat>      Arrr!Arrr!Arrr!Arrr!         Arrr!  Arrr!              Arrr!
    [18:12] <LordDomino>         Arrr!                Arrr!    Arrr!             Arrr!
    [18:13] <Felinoid>           Arrr!               Arrr!      Arrr!            Arrr!
    [18:13] <Tiamat>             Arrr!              Arrr!        Arrr!           Arrr!
    [18:13] <LordDomino>         Arrr!             Arrr!Arrr!Arrr!Arrr!          Arrr!
    [18:13] <Felinoid>           Arrr!            Arrr!            Arrr!         Arrr!
    [18:13] <Tiamat>             Arrr!           Arrr!              Arrr!        Arrr!
    [18:13] <LordDomino>         Arrr!          Arrr!                Arrr!       Arrr!
    [18:13] <Felinoid>           Arrr!         Arrr!                  Arrr!      Arrr!Arrr!Arrr!
    [18:13] <Tiamat>             Arrr!        Arrr!                    Arrr!     Arrr!Arrr!Arrr!
    [18:14] <Felinoid> Woohoo! ^_^
    [18:14] <LordDomino> Ha. Did it in ONE take :¬P
    [18:14] <Octara> you might have well spelled out BEER with that amount of wibblage o_0
    [18:14] <Tiamat> LOL
    [18:14] <Tiamat> Let's do it! XD
    [18:14] <LordDomino> oh what a marvellous idea XD
    [18:14] <Octara> >_<
    Contrary to what LD said, though, it took us about four takes. All due to Tia. :p ;)
     
  18. Tiamat Gems: 17/31
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    Yeah, blame me. No more catnip for you :p
     
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    Indeed: I performed marvellously with no rehearsal!

    Happy birthday, SP :)
     
  20. Old One

    Old One The Old Warrior ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Good work Tal, 8 years of game help and good company to thousands. Quite an accomplishment!

    Thanks
     
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